Co-production in Worcestershire

Healthwatch Worcestershire circulated the Health and Well-being Board, Integrated Health and Adult Social Care, Strategic Partnership Group survey in December 2014.

Peter Pinfield, chairman of Healthwatch Worcestershire said of Co-production (part of the ‘Well Connected’ initiative):

“How the NHS and Worcestershire County Council provide our health and care services is going through some of the biggest change since the NHS was set up some 50 years ago. From my perspective, one of the most significant aspects of that change is the commitment to engage patients, service users, carers and all those who are entitled to use health and care services as equal partners in their planning, design and delivery, or in other words doing things with patients rather than to patients. This is known as ‘Co-production’ and when it is done well it results in services which better meet our needs as patients, service users or carers.

This short Healthwatch Worcestershire document overviews:

  • What’s a consumer?
  • Why we’re talking about Co-production in Worcestershire?
  • What do we mean by Co-production (“producing something together or with”)
  • It’s about YOUR personal health and care services
  • What does ‘Well Connected’ mean for you?

Download: co-pro doc